Postdoctoral Fellow – Exoplanet and Brown Dwarf Atmospheres

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The University of Texas at Austin
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

The Astronomy Department at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate with Prof. Caroline Morley and her research group. 

Applicants with experience with modeling exoplanet or brown dwarf atmospheres are especially invited to apply, including climate modeling, cloud modeling, and atmospheric escape. The position will include modeling atmospheres related to JWST observations of brown dwarfs, transiting exoplanets, and/or directly-imaged exoplanets. 

UT Austin is a large astronomy department and the successful applicant will have access to McDonald Observatory facilities, including the 10m HET and 2.7m Harlan J. Smith telescopes. These telescopes host a number of innovative new instruments, including the IGRINS infrared echelle spectrograph and the Habitable-Zone Planet Finder. There will also be opportunities to advise undergraduate or graduate students. Austin is a vibrant city with an active music and cultural scene, and excellent weather allowing year-round outdoor activities.

The start date is nominally September 2024, but can start earlier. Before starting, the applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a related field. Initial appointment is for 1 year, renewable for up to 3 years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and begins at $60,000. 

Applicants should submit a CV, publication list, statement of current and future research interests, and names of 3 references. The deadline for applications is December 15th, 2023. Applications should be sent as a single PDF to: [email protected] under a subject heading “Postdoc Position — YOUR NAME”.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$60000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

UT has an excellent benefits program, described at 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr. Caroline Morley
Assistant Professor
Inquiries About Job
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Caroline Morley
Postdoc Position - YOUR NAME